The Dallas Opera presents The Ring of Polykrates
Revered French violinist Augustin Dumay will be the featured soloist with The Dallas Opera Orchestra under the direction of Dallas Opera Music Director Emmanuel Villaume in a performance of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35. The concerto will be paired with Korngold’s very first opera, The Ring of Polykrates, a one-act domestic comedy composed in 1913 when he was just 16 years old. The work premiered in 1916 on a double bill in Munich.
The plot revolves around a musician, Wilhelm Arndt, whose career is on an upswing, along with his finances. His happiness, he tells his wife, Laura, would be complete if only he could see his long-lost friend Peter Vogel again. But you’re aware of the old saying, right? “Be careful what you wish for!”